Top Residents Attend Coastal Dermatology Symposium

Press Release ( - Monterey, CA - Nov 07, 2016 - As part of the dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award program, sponsored by Beiersdorf Inc., five dermatology residents attended the 12th Annual Coastal Dermatology Symposium, held in Monterey, California from September 29 – October 1, 2016.

The dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction awardees – Lucy Chen, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Robert Gathings, MD, of The Medical University of South Carolina, Shawn Kwatra, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Julia Schwartz, MD, of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Kelly Tyler, MD, of The Ohio State University College of Medicine – attended the Coastal Dermatology Symposium scientific sessions as well as networking events with top thought leaders in dermatology. The residents presented new scientific research during an independent mentoring session that was held on Friday, September 30.

Julia Schwartz, MD, a third-year resident in dermatology at The George Washington University, was awarded the overall grand prize for her presentation, entitled: “Prevalence and comorbidities of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in a large patient care database.”

About the dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award and the dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award program are sponsored by Beiersdorf Inc., and administered by DermEd, Inc. and Evince Communications, LLC. Now in its 7th year, The dermMentors™ Resident of Distinction Award has recognized top residents in dermatology with sponsorship to attend the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium and the Coastal Dermatology Symposium, and offers selected residents Virtual Mentorship and Mentor Meet-up award opportunities.


The website is dedicated to helping residents during their training and throughout their careers, by providing insights from respected thought leaders, and facilitating and fostering relationships between residents and mentors in dermatology. For more information, visit, or contact Daniel Romanowitz at (203) 354-6953.

Source : Beiersdorf, Inc.

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